Microsoft Lumia 550

price Rs. 7,300 onwards | launch Dec, 2015
magic score ?
<50
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#350
of 498 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Great build quality
  • Neat and simple design
  • Very good display
  • Windows 10 is nifty, and fast
  • Continuum lets you run mobile apps in full desktop mode when connected to a monitor
  • Very good camera
  • Decent loudspeaker

What We Didn't

  • Average speed/performance
  • Windows app store still falls behind Android and iPhone in terms of the variety of apps available
  • Average battery life

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Operating System
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 312 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.1 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
GPUAdreno 304
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity2100 mAh
Battery Standby672 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)672 hrs
Battery Talktime16.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)14.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Talktime (4G): 17.00 hrs
  • Music Playback Time: 60 hrs
  • WiFi Network Browsing Time: 10 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 7.1 hrs
Dimensions
Weight142 gm
Thickness9.9 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Automatic photo upload to web services
  • Full resolution photo and video upload
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Geotagging
  • Touch focus
  • Camera apps
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
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App StoreWindows Marketplace
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • MixRadio
  • Groove Music
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
2.75/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys